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Story An interview with Allan Day srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 3:04am
Story Open-Source Game Advancing Its GL3 Renderer srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 3:01am
Story LibreOffice Updated to 3.6.2 srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 3:00am
Story Chakra 2012.08 review srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 9:21pm
Story My Raspberry Pi Adventure srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 9:20pm
Story Epiphany 3.8 gets integrated AdBlock srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 9:18pm
Story HP webOS: Open Source Software Reaches 1.0 srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 6:49pm
Story Dreamlinux Is No More :( srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 6:45pm
Story From Noobs to Experts: Is There an ABC for Linux Distros? srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 6:44pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 4:28pm

BitTorrent Client Shootout

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There are a dozen or so truly robust clients for the PC, and about five or six for Mac and Linux. As is always the case, everyone has a favorite, and each client has a core group of devotees. In this article, we'll examine all of the major BitTorrent clients.

Photoshop tops "most wanted" Linux app list

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Adobe Photoshop has taken an early lead as the "most wanted" Windows/MacOS-only application among Linux users, according to an online poll currently in progress on Novell's CoolSolutions community website. Autocad and Macromedia Dreamweaver are running second and third in the voting, Novell said on Wednesday.


Disk usage analysis and cleanup tools

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Most of us use our hard disks like closets, stuffing in files and then forgetting about them. But no matter how big a disk you have, it's going to run out of free space one day, and running out of disk space during an install or a system update could hurt you badly. Keeping an eye on disk usage doesn't take much time or effort. Here are some tips and tools.

Novell Shows Off Linux Desktop 10

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Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.

Installing, configuring firewalls, packet filtering in RHEL4

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So, you want to install a firewall on your Linux-based infrastructure, but you're hung up in the research phase. All that Web-surfing, those phone calls, the demo installations and other research is making you reach for the Pepto-Bismol. Close that medicine cabinet, at least until your next service request! In this tip, I'll describe how to install and configure a firewall on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4).

Will OpenSolaris and Linux Soon Be Trading Code?

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The GPL 3 may yet change into something that Linus Torvalds can bless, and if that happens, Linux and Solaris may trade code after all.


Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3 OSE

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Zimbra is a (partially) Open Source Collaboration Suite, including mail and calendaring features available online within IE 6.0 and Firefox 1.5 (Win, Mac, Unix, Linux) and also for clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, (iCal and Sunbird for calendaring).

Google Confirms Using Ubuntu, Denies Distribution Plans

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Google Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it is using Ubuntu desktop Linux technology internally, "but have no plans to distribute it outside of the company."

ScummVM 0.8.1 released

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ScummVM lets you run these adventures: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision's Gobliiins and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM system.

Red Hat officially commits to MIT's $100 laptop

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Linux software vendor Red Hat Inc. plans to publicly confirm on Tuesday that it has become a founding corporate member of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization.

Open source project to take Ajax mainstream

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The goal of Open Ajax is to standardize around a common set of widgets, interfaces, and plug-ins to Eclipse so it can morph into an industrial strength rich web development environment. And with the standards, any Eclipse-compliant Ajax toolkit should be able to plug into any compliant Ajax run time, regardless of browser client or server deployment platform.

Book Review -- The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques

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Martin Krafft's The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques is not a general introduction to GNU/Linux. Instead, the book focuses only on Debian-specific concepts and tools. I found little overlap between the material in this book and several general Linux-related books I already own. From fundamental concepts to advanced techniques, most topics in this book are covered in great depth, so it is likely to have a long shelf-life on most readers' bookshelves.


KDE 3.5.1 Release Announcement

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The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

Configuring Dynamic DNS & DHCP on Debian Stable

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For the average home computer user there is no need to install a complex package such as the Internet Software Consortium's BIND DNS or DHCP server, since there are far simpler lower resource tools to use, for example dnsmasq. For those who you wish to learn how to use ISC's BIND and DHCP, for example as a learning exercise, this is how I got it all to work in Debian Sarge, the current stable version of Debian GNU/Linux.

Connecting to existing databases in 2.0

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In the glamorous world of office suites, the new features often get all the attention. The Bases, the Impress Redux and the New Toolbar Metaphors of 2.0 get all the cover stories and the center spreads in Office Suite Weekly, while the slight changes that make life easier often get ignored. It's a sad story.

I'm here to change that; a bit, at least.


Google? Linux? Goobuntu? Boulderdash!

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According to reports, there will be a "Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu.'" King goes on to state, "Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project."

I wish I could buy this report, but I can't.

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